My 5 Favorite Things In: ProBlogger


I’m a bit of a booktard.

I started out with Golden Books, moved on to Nancy Drew, graduated to John Saul, V.C. Andrews, and Stephen King, and finally ended up with Barbara Kingsolver, Lorrie Moore, etc.

When thoughts of freelancedom completely hijacked my brain, I naturally moved on to how-tos. Now, to show my gratitude, I feel I ought to highlight some of the books that got me to this point.

This week, I thought I’d mention ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger and Chris Garrett of chrisg. While most of you may not necessarily aim to be career bloggers, I believe it’s a great tool to have in your belt when trying to launch your own business. After all, blogs can showcase your talents, acting as a virtual portfolio. Or they can function as promotional tools. Or they can keep present clients updated on your business. My five favorite things in this book?

  1. A list of resources available in helping you determine the right niche for your blog, such as Google Trends and Wordtracker.
  2. Tips for enhancing your blog, whether with widgets, a new template, or other design features.
  3. An entire chapter on how to monetize your blog, with advertising, affiliate programs, a call for donations, merchandising, etc.
  4. Info on alternative forms of blogging, such as guest blogging, or joining a blog network.
  5. The fact that I can get the sprawling comprehensiveness of Darren’s blog all in one book.

Check it, guys. I highly recommend it.

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